Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Taiwan Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Taiwan are 26.40% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Taiwan are 42.62% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Taiwan are 69.27% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Taiwan are 61.98% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Taiwan are 12.58% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Taiwan is 33.82% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Taiwan Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 $
(509.63 NT$)
3.77 $
(120.00 NT$)
     -76.45 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $
(2,070.38 NT$)
28.26 $
(900.00 NT$)
     -56.53 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.50 $
(270.74 NT$)
4.71 $
(150.00 NT$)
     -44.60 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(159.26 NT$)
1.88 $
(60.00 NT$)
     -62.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(191.11 NT$)
2.51 $
(80.00 NT$)
     -58.14 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.54 $
(144.74 NT$)
2.63 $
(83.78 NT$)
     -42.12 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.07 $
(65.92 NT$)
0.95 $
(30.22 NT$)
     -54.17 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 $
(51.91 NT$)
0.66 $
(21.04 NT$)
     -59.46 %
Markets
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.51 $
(111.86 NT$)
11.13 $
(354.44 NT$)
     +216.85 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.67 $
(85.10 NT$)
1.68 $
(53.46 NT$)
     -37.18 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.85 $
(58.84 NT$)
1.29 $
(40.97 NT$)
     -30.36 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.18 $
(101.37 NT$)
2.68 $
(85.25 NT$)
     -15.90 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.19 $
(165.43 NT$)
7.03 $
(223.88 NT$)
     +35.33 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.30 $
(168.79 NT$)
3.41 $
(108.61 NT$)
     -35.66 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.75 $
(214.90 NT$)
8.14 $
(259.43 NT$)
     +20.72 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.15 $
(68.58 NT$)
1.70 $
(54.01 NT$)
     -21.24 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $
(23.08 NT$)
0.84 $
(26.91 NT$)
     +16.59 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.86 $
(59.21 NT$)
1.16 $
(36.88 NT$)
     -37.71 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.01 $
(63.89 NT$)
1.47 $
(46.89 NT$)
     -26.61 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.21 $
(38.54 NT$)
1.08 $
(34.29 NT$)
     -11.01 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.22 $
(38.79 NT$)
0.99 $
(31.49 NT$)
     -18.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.76 $
(55.96 NT$)
1.79 $
(57.08 NT$)
     +2.00 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.88 $
(59.92 NT$)
1.09 $
(34.81 NT$)
     -41.91 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.98 $
(413.60 NT$)
12.56 $
(400.00 NT$)
     -3.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $
(83.55 NT$)
1.55 $
(49.22 NT$)
     -41.09 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.06 $
(97.54 NT$)
2.34 $
(74.56 NT$)
     -23.56 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.75 $
(278.70 NT$)
3.77 $
(120.00 NT$)
     -56.94 %
Transportation
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(79.63 NT$)
0.78 $
(25.00 NT$)
     -68.60 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(2,229.63 NT$)
40.19 $
(1,280.00 NT$)
     -42.59 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(103.52 NT$)
2.67 $
(85.00 NT$)
     -17.89 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(82.82 NT$)
1.26 $
(40.23 NT$)
     -51.42 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(955.56 NT$)
7.06 $
(225.00 NT$)
     -76.45 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.76 $
(151.65 NT$)
3.61 $
(114.91 NT$)
     -24.22 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
(764,446.22 NT$)
31,395.28 $
(1,000,000.00 NT$)
     +30.81 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,758.02 $
(724,886.79 NT$)
23,864.89 $
(760,142.86 NT$)
     +4.86 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 174.73 $
(5,565.62 NT$)
71.47 $
(2,276.47 NT$)
     -59.10 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $
(4.69 NT$)
0.16 $
(5.07 NT$)
     +7.98 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.27 $
(2,174.48 NT$)
24.26 $
(772.72 NT$)
     -64.46 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.71 $
(1,201.01 NT$)
36.37 $
(1,158.30 NT$)
     -3.56 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.05 $
(542.96 NT$)
11.49 $
(365.96 NT$)
     -32.60 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(382.22 NT$)
9.42 $
(300.00 NT$)
     -21.51 %
Childcare
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,144.50 $
(36,454.43 NT$)
501.33 $
(15,968.31 NT$)
     -56.20 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,203.58 $
(516,115.21 NT$)
11,830.13 $
(376,812.47 NT$)
     -26.99 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.26 $
(1,441.47 NT$)
71.39 $
(2,273.84 NT$)
     +57.74 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.82 $
(1,141.07 NT$)
31.28 $
(996.36 NT$)
     -12.68 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.67 $
(2,505.74 NT$)
79.14 $
(2,520.80 NT$)
     +0.60 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.39 $
(3,197.76 NT$)
110.73 $
(3,527.12 NT$)
     +10.30 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,678.75 $
(53,471.56 NT$)
441.52 $
(14,063.35 NT$)
     -73.70 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,358.42 $
(43,268.28 NT$)
304.43 $
(9,696.55 NT$)
     -77.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,795.96 $
(89,056.75 NT$)
1,016.18 $
(32,367.42 NT$)
     -63.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,204.77 $
(70,226.11 NT$)
708.10 $
(22,554.46 NT$)
     -67.88 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 420.72 $
(13,400.88 NT$)
614.51 $
(19,573.47 NT$)
     +46.06 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 226.68 $
(7,220.11 NT$)
389.92 $
(12,419.61 NT$)
     +72.01 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,698.81 $
(117,814.18 NT$)
1,404.63 $
(44,740.28 NT$)
     -62.02 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.35 1.75      -67.38 %
Last update: September 2022September 2022
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